Level 4 impact on leisure and culture activities

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2020

A view of the gardens outside Calderglen children's zoo in Calderglen Park, East Kilbride

South Lanarkshire will move into Level 4 of the Scottish Government’s Covid protection levels from 6pm this Friday.

Unfortunately this means some of the services provided by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture will no longer be able to operate in the same way.

Sports Centres, swimming pools, libraries, cafés and Low Parks Museum will have to close to the public. Outdoor contact sports such as football and rugby will also have to cease.

On a positive note, some of services that have already recovered will be able to continue within Level 4.  

Golf, outdoor fitness classes, and outdoor learning activities will still be available. 

The newly expanded ‘connect and collect’ and home delivery service will continue to operate within the libraries participating in South Lanarkshire. 

The area’s country parks and Calderglen Zoo will remain open, with a takeaway service in the café at Chatelherault. 

Many development activities such as Active Schools will continue, as will the much-used online services that provide communities with arts courses, virtual library services and live fitness classes.

General Manager of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, David Booth, said: “We appreciate that many of our customers will be frustrated at the impact the move to
Level 4 will have on using our facilities.

“However, looking ahead with optimism, we have already made the adaptations required to run our facilities and operations during Covid, which means that we can quickly
step our services back up again as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

“There are still many options available, particularly outdoors or online. I would ask everyone to make the most of these services and to please be patient and continue
to follow the Scottish Government advice.”

For more infomation please see South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's website.